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Norman Speak Norman Speak tells the comical yet thought provoking story of a boy and his family who adopt a dog that just can t seem to learn the things other dogs do Overwhelmed by dogs in need at their local an

  • Title: Norman, Speak!
  • Author: Caroline Adderson QinLeng
  • ISBN: 9781554983223
  • Page: 101
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Norman, Speak! By Caroline Adderson QinLeng, Norman, Speak tells the comical yet thought provoking story of a boy and his family who adopt a dog that just can t seem to learn the things other dogs do.Overwhelmed by dogs in need at their local animal shelter, a young boy chooses Norman, the stray that s been there the longest But, upon bringing him home, the family quickly learns that Norman won t respond to commandNorman, Speak tells the comical yet thought provoking story of a boy and his family who adopt a dog that just can t seem to learn the things other dogs do.Overwhelmed by dogs in need at their local animal shelter, a young boy chooses Norman, the stray that s been there the longest But, upon bringing him home, the family quickly learns that Norman won t respond to commands He doesn t even know his own name.During a chance encounter with another dog owner in the park, the family is very surprised to learn the reason for Norman s confusion he speaks Chinese instead of English And so the family enrolls in a language class, determined to understand their uniquely loveable pet.The humorous text, from award winning author Caroline Adderson, and Qin Leng s delightful illustrations combine to create a picture book that will be enjoyed by readers and dogs no matter what language they speak.

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    1. A rather oddball book Authors must be on a write a really long picture book kick right now I couldn t use this in storytime it s very long I think it could have been executed by excising a lot of the school scenes.The premise of the story is that a boy and his family adopt a dog yay adoption , but he doesn t respond to them They assume he s just kind of dull, but they love him anyway Then, one day, at the park, they find out that Norman only understands Chinese Then they learn Chinese to talk to [...]

    2. Brilliant Brilliant The adopted dog from the animal shelter doesn t understand Sit and Come The family concludes that he is just not very smart, but he is friendly and funny and they love him anyway.A chance encounter at the dog park reveals that Norman understands Chinese, so the family starts taking Chinese lessons Chinese is difficult, and they conclude that they are just not very smart, although friendly and funny.With some perseverance, communication is established, and everyone is very hap [...]

    3. Dog understands Chinese but family who adopts him doesn t speak the language Charming story, delightful illustrations.

    4. A charming read for kids 4 with a lovely message about dog adoption and multiculturalism.It is confusing how the author keeps saying that the dog speaks Chinese it may mislead readers who don t know about the difference between Mandarin and Cantonese.

    5. The little boy and his family go to the animal shelter to pick out a dog, but they are overwhelmed with the sheer number of animals waiting for adoption How can they ever pick the just one The boy decides they should choose the saddest dog, so they ask which dog is been there the longest and they take him home The dog s name is Norman, and it seems Norman doesn t know how to do anything He doesn t respond to any commands, but his tail sure does a happy hula wag The family decides that Norman jus [...]

    6. My uncle is Chinese and he speaks Mandarin I didn t think that there was a Chinese language but rather several different languages spoken in China, with Mandarin being the official national language Also, as a dog owner, I just can t make the leap that a family would learn to speak a foreign language in order to give commands to their dog The family could just learn a few choice words in the foreign language or they could retrain the dog with new commands which is not a hard thing to do I do app [...]

    7. Norman, Speaks is a fun, relatable book for children with pets It sends the message that despite differences and challenges, it is important to love your loved ones I enjoyed the multiculturalism in this book The family finds out that Norman can only speak Chinese, so throughout the story, the family is trying to learn Chinese in order to help teach the dog how to behave Along they way, they encounter challenges just like Norman Because of the language represented throughout, I believe this book [...]

    8. A boy and his family adopt a dog from the animal shelter The boy has a hard time choosing a dog and finally decides to take Norman, because he s been there the longest Norman was a stray and doesn t really have a tail, of a stump, but he can wag it along with his entire backside Once they got home, they discovered that Norman did not follow basic dog commands at all He just tilted his head sideways and didn t do anything The family realized that Norman was just not smart, but at least he was fu [...]

    9. Title Norman, SpeakAuthor Caroline Adderson Genre Realistic FictionPlot Summary This is a fun and adventerous book about a boy and his family who adopt a dog After a little while the boy realizes that the dog either isn t well trained or that there is some reason that he won t listen He comes to find out the previous owner s spoke Chinese Knowing this, he and his parents take up Chinese classes at a nearby church so they can speak to their dog properly.Literary Merit Cultural implications are hu [...]

    10. Bark, George and Martha Speaks come to mind but this story quickly takes a different storyline and is realistic This supportive family seems to value learning, as they want to learn Chinese, and are often shown with papers, books, and studying at desks Interesting that the dog has a name but the boy does not There are jumps in the storyline, that an early elementary child may not grasp, I even found myself going back to see if I missed a page, such as when they tell Chinese teacher about their [...]

    11. A family adopts a shelter dog who proves to be sweet though unresponsive to commands While at the park, the family finds out that their dog understands Chinese They decide to take Chinese lessons so that they can communicate with their sweet pooch Though the lessons are difficult, the family perseveres so that they can talk to their smart, sweet dog Minor complaints This is a pretty long book If I were using this as a read aloud to a group of students, I would certainly finds a way to break up t [...]

    12. When their newly adopted dog doesn t understand any of their commands, the boy and his family decide that he isn t very smart But Norman is fun and friendly, so they love him anyway Through a chance encounter with another dog owner in the park, the find out that Norman IS a smart dog he just knows the commands in Chinese The family enrolls in Chinese classes so that they can communicate with their dog, and have a hard time learning the language But together they work hard so they can tell Norman [...]

    13. I thought this was a cute story that teaches a few charming values and ideals that I hope my son will possess Not only does it encourage children to adopt but the young boy on the book also chose the dog that had been in he shelter the longest Knowing how often animals who have been at shelters for extended periods are overlooked, I hope this encourages children to follow suit I also adore that the family overcomes their initial thought that the dog is just not smart and I believe that should b [...]

    14. I loved this story A young boy goes to the pound to adopt a dog and choose Norman because he is the saddest looking dog and has been there the longest After a week or so the family is decides the dog is not very smart because he doesn t respond to command like sit and com here When they see Norman responding to a man in the park who has a dog, they realize that Norman understands Chinese I added the immigration tag to this book because what the boy and his parents experience trying to learn Chin [...]

    15. This book would be appropriate for Preschool to Second Grade About a family who adopts a dog, but has a hard time listening to their commands One day at a dog park, they are stunned to find out that Norman the dog only knows Chinese and not English To understand their dog better, the family enrolls in Chinese learning class.An activity to go along with this book would be for students to learn a few commands in another language Another activity would be for students to think about and write what [...]

    16. Fantastic A family gets a new dog from the pound called Norman who does a delightly giggly rump wiggly dance every time he s happy to see his family but no matter how hard they try to train him, Norman fails to obey He s not very bright, they think But imagine the family s surprise when they discover that the problem is that Norman speaks Chinese what happens next Read the book to find out the whimsically delicious ending Qin Leng s illustrations perfectly match the charm and whimsy of Adderson [...]

    17. Age Kindergarten 2nd gradeMulticultural Learning ChineseThere were some very endearing parts of this book including Norman the mutt dog s hula dance of happiness, where he shakes his stump tail and his butt moves along with it And I loved that the dog spoke Chinese so he didn t understand English commands But there were some really awkward moments including a defeatist dad that throws a paper airplane in a class full of kids to make them laugh for some reason There s also a lot of harping on not [...]

    18. When a boy and his family adopt a dog from the animal shelter, the boy loves him even though he s clearly not very smart After all, Norman doesn t respond to any of their commands When they realize why he hasn t been responding, Norman s human companions are the ones that don t feel very smart The text and the illustrations, drawn in ink and colored digitally, are sure to make readers question their own assumptions about how animals communicate and just how smart humans are in comparison to anim [...]

    19. A book I wanted to like than I did dog is a shelter dog like my own and understands Chinese, not English Family tries to learn some Chinese so they can communicate with their dog For some reason, it just fell flat for me Illustrations weren t my favorite A nice story to have in the arsenal, though, particularly since there are quite a few Chinese speaking children around some of whom have been adopted themselves.

    20. A boy and his family are at lost with the behavior of a dog that they have just adopted from an animal shelter Little did they know that the dog only understood Chinese Everyone starts taking Chinese lessons on Saturday mornings in the basement of a church Even with the difficulty that everyone had learning the language, the family continued with their lessons because they loved Norman the dog so much.

    21. I really enjoyed this story of a Chinese speaking dog that everyone assumed was really dumb, but just didn t understand English While the story is innocent enough with a nice little lesson that s not why we love him anyway , this would make a great jumping off for discussions about how people whose first language is not English are treated This dynamic picturebook accomplishes a lot in 32 pages.

    22. Sweet story about a family who discovers their not very smart dog is actually quite smart s just that he only understands commands in Chinese The family enrolls in Chinese classes to be able to communicate with their beloved pup I personally would have just enrolled him in obedience classes in English, where he would surely catch on soon, rather than learn an entire new language, but that s probably why no one writes picture books about me.

    23. When a family adopts a shelter dog they choose Norman, the dog who has been there the longest While it is mutual love at first sight, Norman doesn t seem to respond normally to words Turns out Norman isn t stupid, he just doesn t know English Quite by accident the family learns that Norman speaks Chinesee second half of the book shows the family learning Chinese and everyone is much happier in the end.

    24. As someone who volunteers in animal rescue, I loved this book I thought it taught children an incredibly important lesson of not only animal adoption, but choosing one who has been at the shelter the longest and not turning down a pet due to age Further, the lesson of empathy is displayed as the boy trying to learn Chinese after learning that his dog wasn t stupid, but had learned his commands in Chinese Just a sweet book with several incredible lessons.

    25. Wish I knew how the Chinese words should sound as I was reading this I tried to guess, but without a phonetic pronunciation guide, it s all just a guess I liked how they had the definitions and how they are written in Chinese at the end of the book, but still wish for pronunciation in English.Pictures were terrific text was a bit bumpy at times, but still very enjoyable Love how the Chinese teacher told the dad to stop fooling around and to apply himself

    26. This is a really sweet book The boy in the story finds out that instead of responding to English his dog responds to Chinese words It leads him to want to learn Chinese This would be a good book to introduce a child to the Chinese language, only a few words and expressions are shown It s also a nice story about learning The boy finds out that learning a new language is hard, but worth it when you have a person you care about that you want to talk to.

    27. I never thought of the reason why a dog may or may not respond to commands if they are from a shelter so this picture book written by Caroline Adderson, illustrated by Qin Leng came to a great surprise to me.The twist in the story is unique and easily not thought of so I loved it.Clever story showing the love a family gives to a shelter dog mustread mustlovedogs Published by Groundwood Books.

    28. A strangely fun story about a family that acquires a dog from a shelter, but the dog seems unable to learn anything I appreciate how the family decides that they love the dog, even if he isn t very smart.The most fun, however, was when the family discovers that the dog understands Chinese and not English So they take Chinese lessons so they can communicate with the dog I love it

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